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PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset - Jet Black by Review Summary ,  Aug 1, 2015

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PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset - Jet Black
Report Date: 01/04/2016
Based on 2846 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 2.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Light4.9   above average
Console4.8   above average
Color4.6   average
Listening4.6   above average
Setup4.6   average
Weight4.6   average
Comfortable4.5   average
Connector4.5   exceptional
Gaming4.5   average
Packaging4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Surround4.5   average
Wireless4.5   average
Sound4.4   average
Quality4.3   average
Battery4.2   average
Audio4.1   average
Loud3.8   below average
Voice3.8   average
Volume3.7   average
Microphone3.6   average
Bluetooth3.5   below average
Beach3.3   average
Material3.3   below average
Speaker3.2   average
USB3.2   below average
Size3.1   below average
Dongle3.0   average
Balance2.9   mediocre
Cable2.7   below average
Crack2.5   average
Plastic2.2   below average
Hinge0.9   below average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"I've bought these a few months back but not from Amazon but from best buy, anyways they are great I love them and use them a lot and usually they are great when my girlfriend is sleeping, now the only problems I have are that they do make your ears sweat after using them for a certain amount of time another problem is that seeing it's a Sony product I expected it to be completely wireless via Bluetooth instead there's a USB adapter that you have to connect to your ps4 and also if you plan on using these for the long run I suggest not folding them as the hinges are weak and they easily break but other than that this headset is great."
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"8.5 I think 1 to 10 rating system is more accurate the reason I don't give 9.0 or 10.00, my friend told me he hear me clearly but like in mono sound, I hear myself with skype test and for me is just fine, but let me tell ya I pay for this $75.00 in the blackfriday deals, this the best $75.00 dollars I spend well in my entire life LOL this headset overall are pretty good I cannot imagine a expensive Bluetooth, so if you guys miss the blackfriday deals let me tell ya was a big mistake, cause I don't see amazon have this headset in stock."
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"This one requires you to find the hard to reach mute buttonSo back to amazon."
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"They are usually 50-70 bones on Amazon and well worth it if you only expect to get a year or two out of them."
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"Originally saw Best Buy was sale these for $59 and glad that Amazon matched it and then some."
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"For the price, quality and fast shipping by Amazon, I would certainly recommend these to any PS4 user."
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"Again, another great item by sony and another great item sold by Amazon!"
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"Works great and got with a great deal from Amazon."
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Audio

Audio:
"Sound is fair, although not quite as good as the Pulse Elite but the voice audio is great."
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"the sound quality is good you could say but when it comes to controls it's dumb, hard to control game and chat audio because it's built into one button."
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"All my friends complain that I sound too low even when I have the mic audio maxed and speaking a bit over my indoor voice."
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"only complaint is sometimes audio cuts out."
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"The Audio on this thing is great, now I hate playing games and watching movies without it."
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"My headphones were missing both the Wireless Adaptor, and the 3.5mm Audio Cable even though it says it's included in the box."
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"I'm no audiophile but I do think that the sound quality on these is excellent and the virtual 7.1 audio is fantastic."
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"The audio is crystal clear, the mic works great, and the battery life is really good."
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"The audio experience it provides really is great, but everything about this thing feels fragile."
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"Comfy, great audio, decent mic and 100% wireless."
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"The audio is good, but the microphone is laughable trash."
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Balance

Balance:
"I've fiddled with the adjustments a lot and just can't find a good balance."
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"Decent headset for the price but the way the volume controls work can be awkward and make it hard to get the right balance."
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"Getting the balance of chat and sound can be a bit annoying, but once you find a good balance its fine."
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")- When adjusting balance between sound chat there is no clear indication where you are."
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"Being able to balance out chatting and gameplay noise is awesome."
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"Love that you can balance chat and game volume."
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"Getting the balance of chat and sound can be a bit annoying, but once you find a good balance its fine."
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"Same goes for the mute button, the Virtual Surround Sound button (VSS, as best I can tell, adjusts the balance of treble vs. bass for crisper audio, but may do more that I can't discern), and the power toggle."
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"Another thing to mention is the in game chat sound balance, which is actually pretty good and there are buttons to adjust them on the fly."
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Battery

Battery:
"really comfortable and sounds clear and good; however I would say the actual mic location is alittle weird so there is some adjustments you would need to do when you get it; also battery life is about 4 hours continuously wireless but if you play moderately it lasts a good while overall its a good solid mic"
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"My only complaint is the battery life."
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"One downside probably from so much use I think my battery is starting to not hold a charge as long i used to be able to go a whole day without a recharge now its about half a day."
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"Anywho, here's some pros and cons:Pros:WirelessDecent soundCons:Needs a dongle to work4-5 hour battery life (not good for marathon playing binge watching)Randomly drops connectionMeh:Companion app is uselessShort charging cord, but can get a longer aftermarket one if neededValue for $$"
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"Only complaint is battery life."
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"i've been using this headset for over a year..it works great, picks up all the almost unnoticeable noise in the background that you would normally lose without a surround system...does a great job at isolate any outside sounds (make sure you lock your doors for thieves and your wife is not screaming at the top of her lungs trying to call you, because you will likely won't hear a thing).the volume could be higher, but for me is good (i like to be able to hear past 60yrs old).my only problem is that lately i noticed sometimes the sounds goes off for like a second,i'm not sure if it's due because of interference with the many devices in the house, the battery getting low or the headset getting faulty.."
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"The battery power and its charging time are impressive."
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"The audio is crystal clear, the mic works great, and the battery life is really good."
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"Great battery life and mic quality."
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"This headset has everything you need for its somewhat low price: the headphones sound fairly well and clear, the microphone quality is acceptable for online gaming and it offers a good battery life (about 6 hours of continuous gaming)."
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"Good battery life."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"I love sony products but i have one note why should i have an adapter the ps4 already have a bluetooth support, i hate to see wires and adapters connect to my device everything should be wireless and i should be able to use it with my phone qnd pc without a wire"
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"Great headphones only downside is there is no bluetooth or else i would have given it 5 stars"
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"Sure, my fault, they do not advertise it to be bluetooth, but by saying it is wireless and compatible with devices like iPhone, etc."
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"Also note that while these are NOT bluetooth compatible, the included USB adapter can be plugged into just about anything (haven't tried it on my Linux boxes, but...) and you'll get audio and mic working with minimal no driver issues."
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"Mmmm missing a Bluetooth."
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"Only problem is you CAN NOT use it as a bluetooth headset, it is not compatible with any iphone, or android or any blutooth compatible device, the proprietary USB is proof of that."
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"I love the bluetooth compatibility with the PS4."
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"i love that they r Bluetooth and no wires at all in a small apt it was nice not having the extra wires everywhere to trip over"
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"Bluetooth works well and the included jack works great for my Vita."
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"The best quality bluetooth headset I have yet to own."
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"Love that it is Bluetooth! "
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Cable

Cable:
"The only downside is the rather short USB cable."
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"So comfortable and they work with Xbox one (using the cord and the $25 adapter for the controller).They are very flimsy and feel like they will most likely split the head band but that also makes them light weight and they are oh so comfortable (this from a guy who gets headaches from all headphones)."
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"And if the battery runs out, you can always use the cord it comes with, though, the quality won't be as good."
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"The included USB charging cable is extremely short and doesn't work well for charging on your system."
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"My headphones were missing both the Wireless Adaptor, and the 3.5mm Audio Cable even though it says it's included in the box."
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"Only major drawback with this headset is the charge cable."
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"Works well with other devices via included cable."
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"I used it with the cord to listen to music and the sounds is also pretty good there."
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"So comfortable and they work with Xbox one (using the cord and the $25 adapter for the controller).They are very flimsy and feel like they will most likely split the head band but that also makes them light weight and they are oh so comfortable (this from a guy who gets headaches from all headphones)."
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"And the box comes with a USB cable, which is nice."
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"Charges fast, although including a longer charging cord would be nice."
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Color

Color:
"I had the original one which was the black color, problem was one day the area where it folded broke."
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"Nice color scheme."
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"Love the sound they put out and the 20th anniversary colors bring back some serious 90's nostalgia for me."
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"Color is great as well! "
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"awesome design, looks great - these also matches with PS4 build (black and blue color theme)10. good build quality, very durable11."
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"Love the sleek design and color."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The quality and comfort is perfect but it is cheaply made and this is why i do not recommend getting a pair of these so far i have bought two pairs and same problem they broke in the very same place."
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"Great sound quality and comfortable, but the mic quality is horrible my friends thought there was a wind storm outside my house."
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"Pros:- Great sound- Comfortable (will touch on this in negative as well)- Good Range- Awesome voicechat- Ability to turn off bass boostCons- A bit tight but i feel like they will stretch a bit over time- I wish the ear pieces swiveled flat so you can fold them to be more flat- I don't like how the buttons on the headset are on the left back sideAll in all if you have a ps4 and want a good priced dedicated headset, do not hesitate! "
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"I also regret listening to another customer about these headphones being comfortable, I shouldn't have listened and these are indeed uncomfortable especially if you wear glasses."
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"Awesome headset arrived on time in good condition not put together as well as I expected cover for ear pad already falling off, but the sound makes up for it and they are comfortable not good when using ps3 3d glass won't fully sit over ears"
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"It is good for sound but comfort and microphone is its weak point in my opinion"
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"Mic is clear, sound is clean, and the thing is comfortable to wear for long periods of time."
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"Comfortable and fairly portable as well."
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"Comfortable and good sound quality."
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"The sound is good and they are pretty comfortable to wear for while."
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"The sound quality is very good and the headphones themselves are comfortable enough for extended use."
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Connection

Connection:
"Sound keeps cutting out and cannot hear friends during crucial moments cuz this thing can't hold a decent connection."
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"The only negative I've found so far is the range of the connection."
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"Great sound and quality, my only complaint that it loses connection occasionally."
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"Considering that these are a sony product supposed to work with PS4 - the ease of connectivity and reliability are terrible."
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"If I wanted to do that with my PX5 or even the a50's, that would mean having to swap the USB connection in the front and the optical connection in the back (not easy to do in my setup)."
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"The charging cable is already coming lose and not connecting well."
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"Ok build quality (with respect to their perceived durability thus far), where they shine is battery life, ease of connection, mic quality, vss and comfort."
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"I tried these out and they work great and have no connectivity issues."
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"I like the integrated microphone no hassle in turning it on or different connection."
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"The sound and connectivity to my PS3 and PS4 was fine, and the feedback from other players on my mic was great, but the design for this headset is awful."
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"psc=1&redirect;=true&ref;_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00I just wanted to pass along the information and if you have a better cheaper way to make the connection, I'd really appreciate you letting me know."
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Connector

Connector:
"In the end, what I discovered is that it is often better to just get a pear of real headphones, connect to your controller's headphone jack and use that, making this an expense that is hard to justify for the cost durability."
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"Unfortunately the decision to place the 3.5mm auxiliary jack on the headset and not directly on the USB dongle means that you won't be able to listen to music wirelessly."
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"The microphone mouthpiece also does not stay in the jack very well any longer."
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"Bluetooth works well and the included jack works great for my Vita."
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"You get the headphones a 3.5 mm jack, charging cord, and satchel with these which is a great bundle!"
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"I also love that it has an auxiliary jack that can be used with my phone for music and movies."
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"These functions are: Volume + - Mute on off Sound chat volume + - VSS or Virtual Surround Sound on offAdditionally the left earpiece has a standard 3.5mm auxiliary input jack for connecting compatible music players."
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Console

Console:
"During a busy weekend with a lot of people over at my place, the bluetooth receiver that connects the headset to the console went missing."
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"The no-name brand headset that I used for my PS3 for 2 years were great on that console but are passable on a PS4.The setup up is brain-dead simple and the sound is amazing."
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"Plugging the USB transceiver into the PS4 console turns this headset into something phenomenal."
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"Pros:Quality Sound for movies and gamesNo bass distortionHidden micSurround sound (best I've heard for a console; PC users - look into Sennheiser PC 363D)Game chat volume adjustmentSimplest setup (just plug in USB receiver; no cables needed)WirelessCons:None at this pointThis review is not about saving money, getting the best value, not spending too much money, yada yada."
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"Shure SRH1540 - Amazing headphones, just not for consoles as they are wired and have no mic."
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"This is the best headset [for a console] that I have owned to date."
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Crack

Crack:
"Headband cracked and then broke."
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"I jury rigged them back together with some metal to strengthen the frame a bit where the cracks were forming on the other side and on the damaged side."
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"My previous headset (amazon link above) is STILL perfect, it doesn't have a single crack, the only thing it has wrong is that its a little peeled off after literal daily use for more than 3 years."
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"Got this for X-mas loved it for 4 months then small cracks developed across the top of headband, then it broke in half soon after, got in touch with Playstation, they will replace it if I had a receipt, I did not as it was a X-mas gift , So I duck taped it, still works great, looks very ugly, but i think it should've lasted more than 4 months."
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"There is a known problem that this headset will eventually crack after several months."
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"the black plastic on the sides and on the top will crack up and eventually gets broken."
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"Has some really good sound, but, they begin to crack and break down too fast."
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"the heavy usage over the years has made the cloth in the earphone start to fall off as well as the very top of the headset is starting to crack."
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"Now the side panels have cracked and the headset is pretty much unusable."
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"About 2 months later the other side cracked - so I taped that up as well."
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"My previous headset (amazon link above) is STILL perfect, it doesn't have a single crack, the only thing it has wrong is that its a little peeled off after literal daily use for more than 3 years."
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Dongle

Dongle:
"My major complaint is that the dongle(thumb drive that goes into PS4) stopped being recognized by the PS4."
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"FWIW another drawback is that you need to use a usb dongle to use these."
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"My only complaint is that it requires a dongle to work though this also allows me to use them on my PC so thats not as bad as it could be."
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"The thing I really dislike about it is that it requires a dongle."
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"Pros:- Very comfortable (even wearing glasses)- Sound quality is very good- Built-in mic does the job as well as I'd expect from a non-boom mic- Battery life is good (not great)Cons:- USB dongle is required; I really wish the PS4 supported native bluetooth headphones!"
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"Unfortunately the decision to place the 3.5mm auxiliary jack on the headset and not directly on the USB dongle means that you won't be able to listen to music wirelessly."
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"Great sound and sync up in a instant with both my ps4 and pc via the dongle it comes with."
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"You have to have a clear line of site to the USB dongle or you constantly lose signal.2."
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"It's so ridiculously easy to set up for basic use - just plug the dongle in and turn it on."
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"easy to use - these came with USB dongle and I plugged into PS4 USB port and that was it."
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"Pretty comfortable - once you get used to wearing anything covering your ears, decent price - I wanted to spend less than $100 or $150 and this was below any of that, super easy to use - literally plug in the USB Dongle, turn it on and play, and battery charge holds for a decent amount of time."
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Durability

Durability:
"I have had mine for a year and I play every day and I take care of my stuff but the durability of this isn't as great it broke on both sides of the headset."
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"In the end, what I discovered is that it is often better to just get a pear of real headphones, connect to your controller's headphone jack and use that, making this an expense that is hard to justify for the cost durability."
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"Would be 5 5 if not for comfort level and questionable durability."
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"The biggest problem I found with the Pulse was the durability issue, and a lot of people complained about that as well."
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"I have had mine for a year and I play every day and I take care of my stuff but the durability of this isn't as great it broke on both sides of the headset."
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"I love my Sony Golds but I can see where durability could be an issue."
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"The sound quality is excellent, however the durability of the build is not."
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"-Comfortable and great lookCons:-As people have mentioned before, the durability is a bit questionable."
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"The sound is terrific and the mic is perfect, but the craftsmanship and durability is why I'm giving it 3 stars."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"The headset is comfortable enough to wear during extending gaming sessions, but when I wore my glasses I did get uncomfortable quicker due to pressure on the glasses arm."
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"My only complaints are as follows: (1) After a few hours of gaming, the headset begins to feel a little uncomfortable on my head, but a few minor readjustments usually correct that problem (2) The mic quality isn't exactly YouTube material, but it's definitely good enough for party chats with friends."
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"The sound is obviously not as good as a nice pair of wired headphones and the ear pieces do get a little uncomfortable after a few hours so if I would pass on these if you are looking for serious gaming gear, but these are excellent for occasional living room use with my HTPC."
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"They do get very uncomfortable after long gaming sessions."
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"The sound quality isn't amazing - for music you'd likely be a bit disappointed but for gaming they're great."
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"I'm talking swear around your ears and the pressure on my head is unbearable I have to take em off or quit gaming."
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"Comfort is really important when it comes to gaming headphones, and this product does not deliver on that front, at least not for very long."
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"The headset is comfortable enough to wear during extending gaming sessions, but when I wore my glasses I did get uncomfortable quicker due to pressure on the glasses arm."
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"The sound quality is great for both gaming, and watching video."
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"This could have been an excellent gaming headset if were not for the cheapness of the materials and design Sony used to build it."
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"This headset has everything you need for its somewhat low price: the headphones sound fairly well and clear, the microphone quality is acceptable for online gaming and it offers a good battery life (about 6 hours of continuous gaming)."
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Hinge

Hinge:
"but in less than a year one of the hinges that help it fold up broke."
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"Mine broke at the hinge tonight when i took them off my head."
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"People complain about the hinges breaking, I way be careful as everything delicate can break."
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"Plastic near the hinges feels a little flimsy, some friends have had theirs break."
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"My son had a pair for a few months, and the pin in one of the hinges broke."
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"I have heard other reviewers say that the hinges are weak and break easily."
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"I have heard other reviewers say that the hinges are weak and break easily."
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"If Sony got rid on the hinge it would be good, 5 star."
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"didn't matter, it broke, on the hinge."
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"As everyone has mentioned there is a plastic hinge on it that breaks extremely easy."
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"Its a really good headset don't get me wrong but the hinges on it are plastic don't expect to get more then 8 months out of them."
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Level

Level:
"A Good Headset Not A great one for sound but good enough to enjoy online gamesThe sound level is a little weak in my opinion but that's Just Me But overall a Great Headset"
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"I have a normal to large-ish head, and find it fits comfortably around it for two-three hours at a time (might be longer; I don't play much beyond 2-3 hrs, if that), and while I'd prefer a slightly more breathable ear cup material, I'm noticing uncomfortable levels of sweat."
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"Would be 5 5 if not for comfort level and questionable durability."
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"I haven't cranked the volume up so I can't speak to maximum volume levels or distortion, but at a level in which long term hearing damage isn't a concern, they sound great."
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"Bottom line: I've never been able to game on this level."
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"but it's dynamic level isn't friendly for night-time listening where you want to hear whispers as loud as the booms: this is why I got the headset."
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"Comfort level is 5 5."
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"I love the ability to change the chat level separately from the game sounds with the use of the buttons on the headset."
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"The sound for the headset is decent but mic level is problematic."
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"The newer headset combines both of these functions to one rocker button and it can take a bit of time in comparison to get a good level of hearing chat audio that doesn't over power game audio."
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"The comfort level is superb and the audio quality is fantastic."
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Light

Light:
"Its like their Passive mode is light and missing depth, will they make a sound?"
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"It would be nice if there was a green light to say it's fully charged as well."
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"So comfortable and they work with Xbox one (using the cord and the $25 adapter for the controller).They are very flimsy and feel like they will most likely split the head band but that also makes them light weight and they are oh so comfortable (this from a guy who gets headaches from all headphones)."
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"As far as comfort, they are light and do not squeeze or pinch my head."
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"They are extremely light so they don't weigh on you when you're playing and great sound quality."
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"This little, aesthetically pleasing product, fits great over my head, is extremely comfy, and feels light as a feather."
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Listening

Listening:
"I also regret listening to another customer about these headphones being comfortable, I shouldn't have listened and these are indeed uncomfortable especially if you wear glasses."
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"but it's dynamic level isn't friendly for night-time listening where you want to hear whispers as loud as the booms: this is why I got the headset."
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"These are also great for doing other things such as listening to music and watching YouTube or whatever, whether it be on your computer of through your PS3 PS4."
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"I've barely been listening with the volume at halfway so that isn't a problem."
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"I also regret listening to another customer about these headphones being comfortable, I shouldn't have listened and these are indeed uncomfortable especially if you wear glasses."
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"These are the best sounding gaming listening to what ever headphones I have ever used."
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"Both sets sound great in Game, but poorly when streaming video or listening to music (except when you plug them to good sounding mobile devices from Apple and Sony where they just sound amazing)."
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Loud

Loud:
"1 you can use these headsets with a an ipod tablet but not recommended its loud believe me but not loud enough ( remember this is used for your PS4 and PC gaming not really too much on the go."
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"I had some Polk Audio Melee headphones on the Xbox 360 (the last time I bought headphones) and the sound quality was excellent, it sounded like true surround sound, and the volume would get so loud you were afraid you might damage your ears."
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"I hear other folks that don't sound very good, but I'm coming through loud and clear now with these very nice phones."
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"I swear with the jack method I could quickly access and adjust my volume so as to avoid annoying everyone for being that loud guy."
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"While it's supposed to allow you to control how loud the chat sound from the game is, it's not all that effective."
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"clear, loud and finally free of the wires."
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"Very loud and comfortable."
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"Mic is loud and clear, I actually had to adjust it in the ps4s setting cause it was a little too loud."
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"Friends are able to hear me loud and clear."
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"I can hear all my friends loud and clear and still hear gunfire and explosions clear."
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Material

Material:
"I'm overall disappointed with this set due to the cheap materials and poor design."
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"- Flimsy material: They may seem sturdy but they're really weak at the folding point."
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"I'm disappointed in the material quality cause I never thought it'd happen to me as careful as I was."
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"Many negatives to be listed, but the main ones are: Uncomfortable, cheap materials and no longer works bluetooth after 3 months of use."
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"The material on the ear pads doesn't breath the best so the headphones can get quite hot."
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"I have a normal to large-ish head, and find it fits comfortably around it for two-three hours at a time (might be longer; I don't play much beyond 2-3 hrs, if that), and while I'd prefer a slightly more breathable ear cup material, I'm noticing uncomfortable levels of sweat."
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"Feels comfortable, although the materials feel kind of cheap."
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"This could have been an excellent gaming headset if were not for the cheapness of the materials and design Sony used to build it."
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"If these headphones were made of better materials it would be a perfect easy to use wireless headset for the PS4."
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"My only complaints are as follows: (1) After a few hours of gaming, the headset begins to feel a little uncomfortable on my head, but a few minor readjustments usually correct that problem (2) The mic quality isn't exactly YouTube material, but it's definitely good enough for party chats with friends."
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"So I think sony is using some pretty cheap material for these parts."
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Metal

Metal:
"Specifically:The plastic that holds the metal pin that facilitates collapsing for storage broke."
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"The metal rod that resides in the hinges broke through the plastic after owning the set less than 4 months and now the right ear part dangles down."
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"Seemed ok, until the right hand side broke off, the design is poor, there is a thin metal pin held in place by an equally thin bit of plastic."
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"A tiny little plastic holding the metal cylinder broke so it keeps coming off and its a pain to put it back so I had to use tape..."
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"It's a metal rod being held by very weak plastic."
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"The only complaint i have is that i wish there was a metal reinforcement bar inside the padding to help with probable future accidents."
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"Most importantly its made of metal and is a lot more durable then the PS Gold."
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"I have recently played The Last of Us as well as Metal Gear Solid 1 and can say that both were enhanced that much more from the direct sound that these offer."
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"Assassins Creed sounds GREAT and I was very pleased while playing Metal Gear today."
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"if your an adult who takes care of your S*** then they should last along time weather there plastic or metal.99$ Good price and they work with pretty much any device, I've used them with PS4,PS3,PC, and Phone."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The Turtle Beach's mic do not sound as clear as the PlayStation Gold."
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"The mic is terrible it picks up every sound in the room."
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"really comfortable and sounds clear and good; however I would say the actual mic location is alittle weird so there is some adjustments you would need to do when you get it; also battery life is about 4 hours continuously wireless but if you play moderately it lasts a good while overall its a good solid mic"
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"Microphone isn't great but you can't get the best of all worlds for this price."
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"The mic is terrible the head phones sound Terrible"
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"The mic isn't the best it sounds staticky, other than that these are a must for ps4 owners."
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"Sound is good and built in mic is good."
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"Not a big fan of having headphones on but these fit nicely around the neck for the mic and the headphones are not too uncomfortable when worn normally."
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"Mic is clear, sound is clean, and the thing is comfortable to wear for long periods of time."
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"They sounded good, the mic was beautiful, but they were tight on my head."
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"Great volume and clarity for both the mic and the headphone speakers."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"Mic quality is a huge upgrade from that standard earbud junk they package in the PS4 box."
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"thanksand arrived in good time, recommend, excellent product, can be used on PC, Ps3, Ps4, PsVita, cell phones and BD has very good sound, the only thing wrong was the packaging for shipment which was very large and was charged higher costs because of that"
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"Packaged well and seems easy to set up."
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"nice packaging, comes with a bag pouch12."
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"Original packaging same day order great savings besutiful product!"
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"Good quality, nice packaging."
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"I purchased to play Destiny on PS4 and was able to download a sound package designed for the game."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"With the headband being a hard plastic, I was worried about trying to stretch the band to fit my supersized head.5 stars if you have an small to average sized head, but it's too small for me."
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"The over-the-head plastic part broke after about three months of use, and we had to patch fix them to stay on my son's head."
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"Plastic near the hinges feels a little flimsy, some friends have had theirs break."
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"The metal rod that resides in the hinges broke through the plastic after owning the set less than 4 months and now the right ear part dangles down."
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"Plastic broke just above the earpiece and also the covering coming off the outside of the earpiece exposing the stuffing."
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"well, Its plastic binding broke off today, making it impossible ot repair,so I have to throw it away."
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"So far mine have not broken but when I put them on I can hear the plastic band bending."
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"The hinges that allow for the headset to be collapsed for travel can break away very easily and the plastic of the headband (which is very thin on its own) can also bend and eventually break away fairly easily."
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"Its made of plastic that seems durable when fresh out the box."
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"well, Its plastic binding broke off today, making it impossible ot repair,so I have to throw it away."
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"As everyone has mentioned there is a plastic hinge on it that breaks extremely easy."
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Plug

Plug:
"Well I can plug anything else into those ports and they are recognized so how can it be a PS4 problem."
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"The Headset Companion App is a gimmick, as is the VSS, but the audio is still really good, and the fact that it's wireless, has a hidden mic, and is simple to plug and play makes this an easy recommendation."
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"good sound isolation Cons:if you have a fair amount of wireless devices around the wireless is useless (think rock band instruments) which forces you to plug it into the controllerwhich brings me to the second problem if you plug this in to the controller none of the buttons workand because the sound isolation is good you cant hear yourself talking very and tend to talk too loud well unless you hang one of the sides off your ear making it more uncomfortableit wasn't comfortable on my head initially - then I stretched them on a chair arm for a bit that helped some but still isn't comfortable for any extended periodIf you wear glasses these are definitely not for you unless you love headaches from getting you glasses crammed into the side of your head"
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"With all of that being said, I have had them for about a year now and the plush seam along the band has torn, the cable that came with the unit did not last long (I'm sure I probably just tried to plug it in one too many times incorrectly), and the panel on the side (for later customization) doesn't stay on anymore."
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"Unfortunately, there's no power-saving feature on these, so if you forget to turn them off when you're done, you'll come back to a dead pair of headphones and you'll need to turn them OFF and plug them in for a little while before you can use them again."
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"Well I can plug anything else into those ports and they are recognized so how can it be a PS4 problem."
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"Easy to use plug USB into the ps4 go into settings and default sound to headphones and your good to go."
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"It's so ridiculously easy to set up for basic use - just plug the dongle in and turn it on."
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"The Headset Companion App is a gimmick, as is the VSS, but the audio is still really good, and the fact that it's wireless, has a hidden mic, and is simple to plug and play makes this an easy recommendation."
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"But I do love the fact that if these headset batteries die you can use the headset wire to plug it right in and you are good to go."
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Power

Power:
"My only complaint is that the power cord it comes with (USB) is too short to charge it while wearing it."
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"The battery power and its charging time are impressive."
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"Since I already had a decent pair of stereo phones (Sony MDR-7506), I decided to also get the Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS 7.1 Surround Sound Processor (I also had the necessary optical audio cord, and mini USB power cord), and do a side-by-side test just for fun."
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"Games sound amazing with VSS 7.1 and the custom on power mode 2."
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"Right out of the box, the headphones sound great on default power mode 1 and power mode 2 already comes with a Bass Booster profile."
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Price

Price:
"when you can get this for much less money and none of the problems the headsets for the PS4 from other companies are experiencing? "
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"Microphone isn't great but you can't get the best of all worlds for this price."
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"I'm overall disappointed with this set due to the cheap materials and poor design."
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"Love this headset just hard to justify full price a second time."
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"Constructed with cheap, flimsy plastic."
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"Many negatives to be listed, but the main ones are: Uncomfortable, cheap materials and no longer works bluetooth after 3 months of use."
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"Feels comfortable, although the materials feel kind of cheap."
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"I payed full price, but if you have a chance to buy them at a discount, go on and do it, they are a great headset."
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"Overall they are decent and I'm glad I got them on a sale price, but if you're looking for a good bass blasting, explosion rocking headset these are not them."
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"We got our on Black Friday so the price was great!"
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"I've been looking for a year to find a good headset at an affordable price that would meet my needs on my PS4."
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Quality

Quality:
"I have heard the sound quality was good but didn't know how good till I tried them."
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"Bulky look to them, sound quality not so great and aside from their wide array of use with Playstaion systems you're really not going to get much use of out of them."
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"Really disappointed with this product quality as it malfunctioning just within a year."
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"awesome sound quality and so comfy, just a bit hard to make it work and the manual didn't help on how to set it up, otherwise one good headphone but with 1 major flaw, it is fragile and i have a rather large head so i am always super careful with it, the charging cable is also very and i mean very short but you can use the one that came with the dualshock....all and all, the best u can buy for the ps4 at this price range and it just looks so amazing with a rather simple style."
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"The sound was excellent while they lasted and the longevity of the charge was great, but I cannot give any more than 2 stars for the terrible quality of the headband."
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"My only complaints are as follows: (1) After a few hours of gaming, the headset begins to feel a little uncomfortable on my head, but a few minor readjustments usually correct that problem (2) The mic quality isn't exactly YouTube material, but it's definitely good enough for party chats with friends."
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"Sound quality is highest grade, sounds amazing whether playing online or watching a movie."
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"Good sound quality but my ears start to feel the pressure from the speaker cushion very soon"
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"Good sound quality, other players can hear me clearly through the mic."
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"I'm no audiophile but I do think that the sound quality on these is excellent and the virtual 7.1 audio is fantastic."
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"Pretty much what everyone else has said about sound and quality being great."
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Response

Response:
"The set, however, failed to deliver an end user bass response, mid range was over represented, and the highs were somewhat lacking, too."
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"Due responses from people here - I am taking Sony's misrepresentation to the next level legally."
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"They are comfy, but the frequency response is one of the worst I've ever heard, especially for $100."
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"While I didn't try the Sony Headphones with anything else besides the PS4, they simply didn't get good bass response, even messing with the Headphone Companion app."
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"With VSS turned off what you get is a very good, slightly elevated(also slightly bloated) bass response, warm mids, and very articulate and clear treble frequencies."
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"Good audio response and signal to noise ratio, I have to keep mine turned down a bit as they do have a good amount of juice in the volume area."
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"Good deep response the highs and mids are very distinct."
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"Bass response is good and the virtual 7.1 channel surround is quite impressive."
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"I found the bass boost unnecessary as it has good bass response without it."
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Setting

Setting:
"It took me a few games to adjust the settings to my liking, but once I had it to where I wanted, it was unbelievable that I had been missing out on so much without even knowing it."
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"Minor dislikes that kept me from giving it a 5:When you adjust a setting such as the volume, there is a very loud beep which hurts my ears."
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"Excellent sound, slightly confusing settings and options, gets hot fairly quick, amazing battery life."
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"I don't know if the frequency is just messing with my other electronics but its very annoying so i keep in on the number 1 audio setting."
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"The only complaint i had was a crackling sound when it was on the number 2 setting."
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"I can see this getting damaged out in front of the PS4.-Have to connect to the PS4 to change audio settings for Mode 2.-Included charger cable is extremely short."
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"Mic is loud and clear, I actually had to adjust it in the ps4s setting cause it was a little too loud."
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"Easy to use plug USB into the ps4 go into settings and default sound to headphones and your good to go."
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"Happy to see that when I went to the settings menu for the PS3, I found that the settings were already set to what I needed to hear games through the headphones only."
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"I love the headphone companion app, it makes setting up the perfect equalizer for each game super easy."
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"It took me a few games to adjust the settings to my liking, but once I had it to where I wanted, it was unbelievable that I had been missing out on so much without even knowing it."
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Setup

Setup:
"Mic doesn't pick up voices as well as advertised and sound is hard to setup correctly."
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"I've never used super expensive headsets but I think you're getting a very good value for you money with these and they couldn't easier to setup and enjoy."
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"This was a difference of night and day for me as I've found the Turtle Beach headset instructions extremely confusing, and the setup process always seemed extremely onerous and overly complicated."
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"There very comfortable, very easy to setup up can't ask for more for a great pair of headsets under a hundred bucks!"
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"If I wanted to do that with my PX5 or even the a50's, that would mean having to swap the USB connection in the front and the optical connection in the back (not easy to do in my setup)."
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"The only thing keeping it from getting 5-stars for me is the setup wasn't well documented in the instructions."
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"Easy to setup, easy to use, and they do everything you want, including put all of the game audio right into your headphones."
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"The no-name brand headset that I used for my PS3 for 2 years were great on that console but are passable on a PS4.The setup up is brain-dead simple and the sound is amazing."
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"Great sound quality, comfortable and easy to setup."
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"Easy to setup, the quality is good."
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"Pro: Great sound, Easy setup and fairly comfortable."
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Size

Size:
"I wish they could get just a little quieter sometimes as when I first get up in the morning or when everyone else is asleep I really don't need much sound but that is such a small complaint."
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"It works just as well as other microphones, in fact even better, but comes with a small caveat."
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"Small problem with the headband cover falling off once."
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"People with large ears or large heads I dont recommend *gave it to my small eared sister* decent sound but not as good as my much less in price z11 turtle beachs but nice on the go headset"
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"This headset only worked for about two months before a small piece broke off, causing half of it to flop around."
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"It was a very small piece of plastic that broke off but vital to holding the ear piece on."
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"Still fits well after you move the sizes back and forth all the time."
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"i love that they r Bluetooth and no wires at all in a small apt it was nice not having the extra wires everywhere to trip over"
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"Living in a small apartment I wanted to be able to play my games with surround sound late into the night."
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"A small learning curve with the on head operation, but are very nice."
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"These are amazing, if you have small ears."
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Sound

Sound:
"I have heard the sound quality was good but didn't know how good till I tried them."
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"The surround sound is phenomenal except....it broke shortly afterwards."
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"Sound is fair, although not quite as good as the Pulse Elite but the voice audio is great."
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"I primarily have these for Black Ops 3 and have always relied on directional sound when playing (Yes, one of those annoying players)."
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"The Turtle Beach's mic do not sound as clear as the PlayStation Gold."
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"They worked fine (not the best sound) for those six months."
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"Sound is good and built in mic is good."
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"Sound quality is highest grade, sounds amazing whether playing online or watching a movie."
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"Playing music from my phone just sounds so crystal clear with this headset"
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"The sound is so clear and crisp."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"My ears stick out enough to where they tend to bump into the speakers through the foam which is kinda uncomfortable."
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"Unfortunately, one of the speakers blew out after the second month and now that headphones are much more quiet."
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"Had them for over a year and they work well but the speakers aren't not that durable."
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"I now perceive sounds that I wasn't able to hear with the normal TV speakers and my house is a much more quiet."
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"So, now the sound is still good, but it sounds as loudly to everyone around me (it can literally be used as a speaker), it's broken in pieces unless I keep it together and the price tag was WAY TOO HIGH for this low quality, ESPECIALLY because the previous version was cheaper (I believe) and it presents NOT A SINGLE ONE of this flaws after 3 years!"
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"Cons: Build quality feels a bit cheap, one wrong pull and you might detach one of the speakers."
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"Great volume and clarity for both the mic and the headphone speakers."
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"Well, first off, since there are only two speakers, you're only going to get stereo audio."
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"Within a few months one of the speakers came apart but was able to repair them without any loss in sound quality."
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"It's wireless, it's battery life good (~5 hours per charge 30min charge), it's functions are very accessible on the left headset speaker, very comfortable, production quality is great, and audio quality is good (and is better with specific loadable game presets through the headset app.)."
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"I use these all the time when I can't play through my speakers because of the volume and they work terrific!"
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Surround

Surround:
"The surround sound is phenomenal except....it broke shortly afterwards."
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"The SURROUND SOUND feature...scared the CRAP out of myself playing The Evil Within."
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"Sony MDRDS6500 - Distorted bass, surround sound is not great."
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"Virtual Surround Sound -The Virtual Surround Sound feature is disappointing."
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"The clarity I heard from MGS4 is still one of to beat in games and use of surround sound effects on Dead Space left me in awe."
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"Gave a 4 as the surround sound is weak."
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"The surround sound is phenomenal except....it broke shortly afterwards."
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"Very clear, great surround sound and good microphone."
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"Besides that, the sound is amazing and rich, definitely surround sound."
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"Virtual surround sound works amazing with these."
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"Highly recommend these if you want wireless + surround sound."
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USB

USB:
"The only downside is the rather short USB cable."
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"FWIW another drawback is that you need to use a usb dongle to use these."
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"Pros:- Very comfortable (even wearing glasses)- Sound quality is very good- Built-in mic does the job as well as I'd expect from a non-boom mic- Battery life is good (not great)Cons:- USB dongle is required; I really wish the PS4 supported native bluetooth headphones!"
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"Only major downside I can think of is that the headset still uses a USB dongle to work with the system instead of Bluetooth."
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"Either way the only downside is that the wireless receiver takes up a USB port which is difficult if you only have 2 front ports."
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"The PS4 only has 2 USB ports so that can be slightly inconvenient."
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"You have to have a clear line of site to the USB dongle or you constantly lose signal.2."
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"Easy to use plug USB into the ps4 go into settings and default sound to headphones and your good to go."
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"And the box comes with a USB cable, which is nice."
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"I'd love to use these on my tv or computer but only connects to that USB, PS4 needed integrated bluetooth."
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"The distance you can travel from the base is lacking until you get a USB extender, then it works great."
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Voice

Voice:
"Sound is fair, although not quite as good as the Pulse Elite but the voice audio is great."
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"Mic doesn't pick up voices as well as advertised and sound is hard to setup correctly."
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"My voice sounds horrible."
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"Although the mic is somewhat hidden, my voice is broadcasted crystal clear to all my friends."
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"They're light weight so I often forget that I am wearing anything at all, the voice quality through the hidden microphone is excellent, and the 7.1 surround sound is pretty darn good."
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"Works great for surround sound not such great voice output."
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"Good sound, comfortable, clear voice!"
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"For a great price i get good quality wireless sound, flawless voice chat, and a comfortable fit."
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"I don't find this too big a deal seeing as all my buddies want is to be able to hear my voice and understand what I say."
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"Mic doesn't pick up voices as well as advertised and sound is hard to setup correctly."
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"I just dont like I cant hear my voice, should have read more but good product."
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Volume

Volume:
"The sound is just not as clear as I'd like and the volume seems so much lower than it should be when you want to crank it a little."
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"I had some Polk Audio Melee headphones on the Xbox 360 (the last time I bought headphones) and the sound quality was excellent, it sounded like true surround sound, and the volume would get so loud you were afraid you might damage your ears."
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"They look nice, but as far as sound quality and volume it's disappointing."
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"This forces them to turn up their volume and it's inconvenient for everyone."
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"I swear with the jack method I could quickly access and adjust my volume so as to avoid annoying everyone for being that loud guy."
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"One note is that the buttons to adjust mute, volume, etc., is that they do not have clear tactile cues...hard to tell which buttons just by touching them...so until you use them a while and remember their placement, you might find yourself taking them off to look at the button markings."
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"Great volume and clarity for both the mic and the headphone speakers."
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"Not sure if he pretends to not hear me while he plays or the volume are these are great."
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"You can easily control the ratio of chat volume, and in game volume."
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"Great Product look Good sound Great the volume is good I paid $49.99 on sale."
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"10 10- IGN- Easy to use volume control- Built-In mic!"
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Weight

Weight:
"Not that comfortable... very lightweight."
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"Construction is very lightweight and chintzy, they're ugly, and worst of all they randomly cut out during game play."
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"- Lightweight is a negative as well and I question the long term longevity of the product."
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"For starters, these things are quite big and clunky with a good amount of weight to them."
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"So comfortable and they work with Xbox one (using the cord and the $25 adapter for the controller).They are very flimsy and feel like they will most likely split the head band but that also makes them light weight and they are oh so comfortable (this from a guy who gets headaches from all headphones)."
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"They are extremely light so they don't weigh on you when you're playing and great sound quality."
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"Positives: Battery life, comfort, decent sound quality for wireless, lightweight, easy set up."
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"Great head set, the weight makes them feel cheap, but I think it's just Sony's design"
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Wireless

Wireless:
"Unfortunately using the wireless makes them doing better than when plugged into the ps4 controller for some reason."
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"The Headset Companion App is a gimmick, as is the VSS, but the audio is still really good, and the fact that it's wireless, has a hidden mic, and is simple to plug and play makes this an easy recommendation."
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"The PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset is a good, but not outstanding, product."
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"My headphones were missing both the Wireless Adaptor, and the 3.5mm Audio Cable even though it says it's included in the box."
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"Honestly if you are in the market for a wireless headset, I think that you won't be able to go wrong with this one."
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"Sure, my fault, they do not advertise it to be bluetooth, but by saying it is wireless and compatible with devices like iPhone, etc."
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"Recommended for anyone that wants good wireless or wired head phones."
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"Highly recommend these if you want wireless + surround sound."
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"Only been 4 months, but holding up much more than the previous wireless headset, which was suppose to be one of the best."
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"I love wireless headsets."
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"I use this with my PS4 and Vita, but supposedly it is compatible with PS4 and even computers with the included wireless adapter."
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Xbox

Xbox:
"I also have the Polk Audio headset for Xbox One and get the same complaint and think recessed mics just don't work well."
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"I find it extrememly annoying that neither the PS4 nor XBox One allowed the use of headsets that people may already have for their previous systems, at least not out of the gate."
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"I use Turtle Beach X32's for the Xbox and IMO these are even more comfortable."
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"Best headset I've owned on any platform (PC, Xbox or PS4)."
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"So comfortable and they work with Xbox one (using the cord and the $25 adapter for the controller).They are very flimsy and feel like they will most likely split the head band but that also makes them light weight and they are oh so comfortable (this from a guy who gets headaches from all headphones)."
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"But definitely worth the money don't think you'd go wrong buying this and can work with a 3.5 cable to your xbox one controller or phone or other device."
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"sounds good, very comfortable and works great with my xbox one and ps4!"
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